< Endangered Habitats League Newsletter
Fall 2008 Vol 18 No 4
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Thousands gather to oppose toll road; more litigation filed

At a September 22, 2008 public hearing, thousands of citizens showed broad opposition to running the Foothill toll road through San Onofre State Beach. EHL and other groups also sued the US Fish and Wildlife Service over its permitting of the route.
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Clean Air Act lawsuit filed to foster healthy communities

EHL’s 18-month effort to monitor the compliance of the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) Regional Transportation Plan with federal clean air law has led to a lawsuit by EHL and other groups.
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Coastal sage scrub preserved in San Diego and Riverside

Slowly, “core areas” for the California gnatcatcher and other coastal sage scrub species are being pieced together south of Carlsbad and north of Murrieta.
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El Toro crisis deepens

EHL is coordinating a coalition effort to save the El Toro portion of the Orange County Central-Coastal Natural Community Conservation Plan (NCCP) from broken federal government promises.
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Beasts and Botany by Jess Morton

Burrowing Owl

Whenever I see a burrowing owl, I am reminded of nothing so much as a 19th century caricature of a doctor in frock coat, standing tall and bandy-legged. A being of consequence.
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EHL in the News

From fire management to the toll road to land acquisitions, EHL helped educate the public on conservation issues.
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